Posts Tagged ‘linkdump’


Colon slash slash

The Web’s Inventor Regrets One Small Thing

I’m not so sure about the saving paper or ink, but it would have saved me oh, I dunno, a couple of hours spent saying “colon slash slash” and explaining what it meant back in the early days of the Intertubes. On the other hand, it’s a great way to immediately tell if someone isn’t net-savvy when he tells you his email address is ‘http://www@webgurus.com’ or something similar. I also never understood why the more easily pronounceable ‘web’ wasn’t adopted instead of ‘www’, although there is a movement to deprecate ‘www’ now.